If Bridgerton fans were looking forward to details about Bridgerton Season 3 from Netflix’s fan event TUDUM, then they were sorely disappointed.
Bridgerton managed to share absolutely no useful information on Saturday.
We did get an episode title. We did get the first paragraph of Lady Whistledown’s columns and we did get Luke Newton, Nicola Coughlan, and Claudia Jessie hanging out, playing word games, and painting pictures, but we got very little else.
Bridgerton is notoriously tight-lipped about their production, but if fans were hoping for a First Look (trailer or image) or even a release date, they were disappointed.
There Is A New Boss In Town
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen stepped down from the series after season 2 to pursue other projects with Shonda Rhimes. The new showrunner, Jess Brownell, is taking over through season 4.
A new showrunner automatically means that the show’s tone will be different, and there will be many stylistic differences- hopefully, all good!
Season 3 is Polin Season
Season 3 will focus on Colin and Penelope’s love story in a massive departure from the books. The characters, played by Colin Newton and Nicola Coughlin, respectively, are featured in the series’s 4th book, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.
However, in the book series, their story takes place after a significant time jump, so the focus on Colin and Penelope means the story will be very different from the book.
There Will Be A “Mirror” Scene
In an interview, Nicola Coughlin was asked if she could give any spoilers, and she responded with just one word: “Mirror.” Naturally, fans of the book immediately assumed that she was referring to a specific mirror-related steamy scene that takes place in the book. Although she did not share any further details, we know there is a mirror in season 3.
Francesca Bridgerton May Take a Larger Role
Francesca Bridgerton was noticeably absent from the majority of the first two seasons. However, news that the character has been recast with a new actor, Hannah Dodds, leads to much speculation that she will feature more heavily this season.
In addition, Francesca’s story deals with a second marriage, so fans are hopeful that we may also see the beginning of her story in this season. However, there have been no other casting announcements, so we do not know if John Stirling will be appearing this season or if Francesca will have more than a few lines this season.